Dayton Community Food Bank near city hall in Dayton, WA

It Takes a Village — or a Friendly Small Town — to Keep a Community Food Bank Full

  Community. Before it became a television sitcom, the word was used, and overused, by businesses and organizations trying to infuse a sense of humanity into the corporate framework. Before…
Bend in the River, original oil painting by Wenaha Gallery Artist Jim McNamara.

Mountain Man Painter — The Landscapes of Jim McNamara

Jim McNamara is a man who moves mountains, because that is what landscape painters do. "Cameras can do a better job at exact duplication," the Walla Walla fine artist says, "but one of the great…

Win Big at Dayton’s Scavenger Hunt!

Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt? By the time we're old enough to get really good at it, however, they're difficult to find -- but not in Dayton, WA! Seventeen Dayton businesses have joined…
Spalted Maple Bowl by Wenaha Gallery guest artist Craig Hardin

Don’t Burn That Wood! Turn It into Art — the Wood Sculpture of Craig Hardin

  As winter sets in and the days -- and nights -- get colder, a warm, merry fire in the hearth cheers the hearts of most. But for woodworker Craig Hardin, who turns wood on a lathe to create bowls,…
Hiroko Cannon drawing of Great Blue Heron in Brown Grass at Wenaha Gallery

Life Outside the City Really Is for the Birds — the Wildlife Art of Hiroko Cannon

The world of birds is thoughtful, peaceful, meditative, a far cry -- or chirp -- from the hustle and noise of Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, two metropolises known for their economic and commercial activity. Fine…
Playtime Noah's Ark oil painting by Michele Davis

Sometimes, Good Art Makes People Cry — the Paintings of Michele Davis

For an artist, bringing a viewer to tears is a triumph indeed, and painter Michele Davis, of Spokane, WA, has experienced the exultation of this moment more than once: "When someone sees my art…
Sunday Morning Coming Down painting by Janene Grende

Horses, Birds, and Wildlife — the Exuberant Art of Janene Grende

The Lemonade Stand: many successful entrepreneurs remember starting their career with paper cups, a rickety table, and a pitcher of summer brew. Wildlife artist Janene Grende, however, approached things…
Blue bird with flowers painting by Craig Whitcomb

A World of Experience in Life and Art — the Paintings of Craig Whitcomb

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  From the Old West to the Far East, world traveler Craig Whitcomb, who settled down in Lewiston, ID, captures it all in watercolor, pastel, graphite, acrylic, and color pencil, because, in…
Blue Door Cottage original oil painting by Wenaha Gallery artist Marilu Bryan

Too Busy to Paint, But That’s Never Stopped Her — the Oil Paintings of Marilu Bryan

Most people, in the midst of raising a family on a tight budget, have little time, money, or resources to seriously attack fine art oil painting, but this never daunted Dayton oil painter Marilu Bryan,…
Welded horse sculpture by wenaha gallery artist Carlos Acevedo

A Boy’s Insistent Dream Becomes Reality — The Welded Metal Sculpture of Carlos Acevedo

From the time Carlos Acevedo was a little boy, he wanted to be an artist. He knew that he was an artist. But like many determined people with a strong dream and an equally strong personality to…

The Artist’s Life, and Wife — A Different Perspective on Fine Art Painter Steve Henderson

"It must be fascinating, being married to an artist!" This is one of those less than profound comments one encounters in social situations in which the speaker is really looking for someone else…

A Connoisseur of Trees and Wood — the Hand-Carved Sculpture of Jordan Henderson

Sustainability: it's contemporary, fashionable, sensible, and beautiful, and for woodcarver Jordan Henderson of JDC Woodcarving, there is an art to doing it right. "I source all of my wood locally,"…